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Tesla coil cap question

Discussion in 'High Voltage' started by lokeycmos, May 16, 2012.

  1. lokeycmos

    lokeycmos New Member

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    im working on the tank capacitor for my spark gap tesla coil. i just had a quick question. i doubt i will find the ideal capacitance i need of 8.6nF. if i cant find the exact, but a close value, would it be better to error on the high side or error on the low side of 8.6nF?
     
  2. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I'd aim for a higher capacitance, but if you can't reach that it's no big deal. You've got plenty of windings on your primary, so tapping to get the correct frequency shouldn't be a problem.
     

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